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January : “Back to the Good Old Times/Everything’s Piling On” is recorded at a small demo studio in Regent Street. Brother David takes the disc around Denmark Street (London’s Tin Pan Alley) to impress music business people and hopefully make contacts.
Through David’s efforts, Steve signs a publishing deal with Ardmore & Beechwood, for which he records a series of demos, including “The First Cut is the Deepest,” at 30 pounds per song.
He intends to be a songwriter, and his ultimate goal is to compose musicals like his heroes Gershwin and Bernstein. The thought of writing standard moon-june love songs isn’t appealing at all.
Two of the year’s biggest films are American comedies – “Cat Ballou” and “What’s New, Pussycat?”